We are now in the month of May, which means Summer is right around the corner. On April 29th, we have found our soundtrack for the entire season. Drake did it once again.
“‘Views’ is already a classic” as Drake said in “Hype”. This album has got something for every Drake fan. If you like the old school Drake from “So Far Gone”, the song “Weston Road Flows” has that story-telling Drake we all love.
If you liked “Thank Me Later”, there’s the the song “U With Me?” where Drake just talks about his relationships with women, friends, etc.
If you like the emotional Drake from “Take Care”, the song “Redemption” is going to make you start sending texts to your exes. If you like the cocky,but sensitive Drake from “Nothing Was the Same”, the tracks “Feel No Ways” and “Child’s Play” have that feel to it, especially “Feel No Ways” with that Majid Jordan beat.
If you like that cutthroat Drake and that raw rap skill in “If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late”, the song “Hype” has that energy feel, and in “Still Here” you hear that Drake that can keep up with every rapper in the game bar for bar.
So far, the album has sold 630,000 copies in the first day and is on pace to sell 2 mil in a week. The album might go platinum in a week. For all the hype around this album, I think it lived up to it. I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews about it, but I think Drake did exactly what we expected him to do. I’ve had the album on repeat since Friday, and I find something new I like everyday.
The theme of Winter in Toronto transitioning into Summer, then back to Winter, is very creative. People expected Drake to put out the best album of 2016, and I think he did. Would I say it’s the best Drake album ever? It’s too early to say that, but it does have something from every album he’s ever made. I think it will grow on people more and more.
Take Care is hard to top, and even IYRTITL was amazing, for the fact it was a mixtape and supposedly “throw-a-way tracks”.
Let’s just say, we are going to hear this album all summer sixteen. Happy Music Monday everyone!